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System of Education

International Students

Foreign students get their higher education in universities, academies and institutes that are not only accredited, but also have a special license to teach foreign students. All the Ukrainian universities from this Guide possess the license. The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine supervises and controls the quality of educational services given to foreign students.

International students start their studying with the foundation year. It includes a course of Ukrainian (Russian) language and some of the comprehensive subjects according to the future profession.

Further education is continued along with Ukrainian students in English or French language.

Higher Education

You will have to pass the entrance exams in July and August in order to enroll and become a student of a university

The academic year in Ukraine begins between the 1st of September-February lasts up to the end of July/August – for late attending students - and consists of two terms. All the students go on holidays between two terms: the first term (September - January) the second one (February - June). Summer holidays last for three months on average.

At the end of each term the student gives 3 or 5 examinations and 3 or 5 tests. Successful students proceed to the second term.

Students have daily classes’ except for weekends. They attend lectures, tutorials; work with materials in libraries and resource centers.

Higher education course includes work placement, which provides students good experience.

Recognition of qualification gained is the priority of the state. Upon successful graduation from a university, a student gets the Diploma. The transcript of the subjects list with marks is attached to the Diploma. Although the state guarantees the conformity to standards of qualification, the employer takes into consideration how authoritative the university is.

Today, you can choose your education from 550 universities, academies and institutes of Ukraine with 3-4th level of accreditation. Among these there are 220 state institutions.

Entrance procedures

You will have to prepare the following documents:

  • Copy of your International Passport.
  • Copy of the Secondary School Certificate with marks and grades.
  • 10 photos (size 60 x 40 mm).
  • The latest General Medical Certificate.
  • AIDS-test Certificate.
  • Insurance Policy acting on the territory of Ukraine.
  • Back air ticket with the open return date of leaving during one year.

Documents specified in the points 2, 4 and 5 should be certified and legalized according to the legislation laws of the originating country. If all your documents are ok then you will receive an official proposal, invitation and the invoice for study course and other payments.

After that, you will have to send a letter of confirmation of your coming for enrollment, one copy of air ticket, and a copy of the bank statement, that confirms your payment.

We will then send the official invitation to the applicant by post express


Upon receiving the invitation letter, you have to address the Embassy of Ukraine in your country at the earliest. There you will find out the detailed information about the list of documents required to get a student visa.

To get through the passport control, you will have to produce your passport along with the visa, the original official invitation letter and the medical insurance policy.

On reaching the place of study, foreign students will need to register themselves before the local authorities within three working days.

Please note – for our students -we will carry out this procedure and assist you as a free service to our applicants.

Medical Insurance

In Ukraine foreign students have to gain and pay for medical insurance.

The validity of the health insurance is 1 year, and should be renewed regularly on beginning of every year.

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